STOP ICE FROM DEPORTING PEDRO RAMIREZ-HERNANDEZ. KEEP HIM HOME WITH HIS FAMILY
August 14, 2013 Leave a comment
Pedro Ramirez-Hernandez and his wife Seleste live in Ohio with their four children (ages 24, 21, 16, and 5). While Pedro is not the biological father of the three eldest, he considers them to be his children and they call him Dad. The couple’s oldest son, Juan, has cerebral palsy and is entirely dependent upon others to take care of his basic needs. Pedro participates fully in Juan’s care which includes tube feeding and diaper changes, and has done so since Juan was about 14 years old. He is the only one in the family who can carry Juan from the bed to the bath and back to the bed, from the bed to the wheelchair and from the wheelchair to the bed, to the car for a medical appointment or outing and then into the wheelchair. Seleste also has a physical disability and cannot lift her son.
Pedro came to the United States from Mexico over 10 years ago in search of a job, and built his life with Seleste in Elyria. After returning from his son’s daycare one day, the Border Patrol mysteriously showed up at his home and arrested Pedro. He was deported earlier this year, and returned to the United States because he knew that his family was suffering without him and needed his help—everyone in the family, but especially Juan.
Pedro was a fire-fighter in Mexico, and he has a kind heart. He is exactly the sort of person America should welcome with open arms, not expel. You can hear how important he is to the family by watching videos of his wife, Seleste
This was the wrong decision, and now ICE is preparing to make it again. Pedro is currently being held in the Geauga County (Ohio) Jail, and could be deported this week.
Please contact ICE today. Tell Rebecca Adducci, Director of the Detroit ICE Office, and other key DHS and ICE officials: Don’t Deport Pedro.
Caring for Juan will never get easier, only tougher as he gets older, and Pedro’s family has already suffered enough. The Administration should grant Pedro deferred action so that he can remain in the U.S. with his family and continue to care for them.
If Congress passes immigration reform, it is likely that Pedro would qualify for immigration status and eventually citizenship. This is all the more reason for ICE to step in now and grant Pedro deferred action until Congress can finish its job.
Help keep Pedro with his family: Please contact ICE today.
08/14/13 Pedro Ramirez-Hernandez and his wife Seleste live in Ohio with their four children (ages 24, 21, 16, and 5). While Pedro is not the biological father of the three eldest, he considers them to be his children and they call him Dad. The couple’s oldest son, Juan, has cerebral palsy and is entirely dependent upon […]
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